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Luxury

Romantic Rhône and Seine with Barcelona

Barcelona to Paris
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EURSCBP18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Lyon Your Way

See what makes the food in Lyon so famous at fresh food market, or explore the sights with a local guide.

Decadent French Fare

Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.

Private Visit to Casa Vicens

Enjoy before-hours access to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí and now a museum dedicated to him.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 10 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 46 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EURSCBP18 2021
Barcelona to Paris

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Whimsical architecture, a quirky cultural scene and punchy Catalan cuisine. What’s not to love about Barcelona? You are transferred to your hotel where a relaxing evening is just the ticket after your journey across hemispheres.

Stay: Three Nights, Barcelona, Hotel El Palace

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Start with a before-hours visit to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí and considered one of the first Art Nouveau buildings.


See the Sagrada Família, then continue past city sights such as the Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas. This evening, come together to share a welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Travel to Montserrat, where you will board a cogwheel train to the peak. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Back in the city, the evening is free for you to explore as you please. Maybe try the local dining scene.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Journey to southern France with a pit-stop in the medieval town of Perpignan. At Arles, your elegant vessel is waiting. Tonight’s welcome reception is the perfect way to get to know everyone.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit Avignon’s imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, or take part in a French lesson on board your ship.


Set out on a guided exploration of Arles this morning and admire the charming sun-baked buildings that inspired many of Van Gogh’s paintings. As you continue to Avignon, you can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is also on today’s agenda. This incredible structure is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in all of Europe.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a ride on the Ardèche Steam Train, winding through the Doux gorge. For wine lovers, visit the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting. Otherwise, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.


Choose how you’d like to spend your day.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

A morning walking tour of Vienne reveals its spectacular Roman ruins, including a theatre and temple. Alternatively, hike to Mount Pipet for panoramic views of the town below.


After your morning activity, it’s time to head back on board as your ship sets sail for Lyon. On arrival, become acquainted with this picturesque city during an orientation tour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

See what makes the food in Lyon so famous on a discovery of the city’s fresh food market. Otherwise, explore the sights with a local guide or embark on a bike tour. You also have the option to visit the Beaujolais wine region.


Spend the morning on your preferred activity and this evening on a Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Set out on a guided exploration of Tournus, including a visit to the Abbey of Saint Philibert. Alternatively, travel to Château Cormatin for a guided tour.


The day unfolds just the way you’d like it, thanks to a choice of activities on offer.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Beaune, an ancient town encircled by medieval ramparts. With its surrounding landscapes blanketed in grapevines, it comes as no surprise that Beaune is renowned for its production of fine Burgundy wines.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Leave your ship and travel to Le Creusot Montceau, where you’ll jump on a train bound for Paris. On arrival, your second vessel is waiting for you on the Seine.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, a night of glittering feathers and sparkling lights awaits as you take in a Parisian Cabaret show at the Lido.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Get your fill of French food on a walking tour, soak up Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur, or the Palace of Versailles may prove to be just too tempting.


Spend the morning on your chosen activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Nightime in a Paris street near Arc De Triomph monument, Paris

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit Château de la Roche-Guyon, or take an onboard impressionist painting class.


The choice is yours when it comes to today’s touring.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Le Havre and step ashore to experience Honfleur, a lovely little port town.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Stay in Caudebec-en-Caux and explore, or head out on a World War II excursion to the beaches of Normandy. You might like to taste the fruits of the Pays de Caux region with a visit to a unique cider farm.


The old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux greets you with colourful buildings dotted along its harbour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

From Rouen, look back on World War I at the Somme Battlefields. Otherwise stay in the city and see the Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, or play a round of golf.


From Rouen, set out on your preferred activity. Tonight, come together for a gala farewell dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

See one of Monet’s greatest inspirations, the water lilies at his house and gardens in Giverny. Or take the scenic route, pedalling from the river all the way to Monet’s house.


Arrive in Vernon and set out on your choice of sightseeing experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Full side view of Aria River ship exterior, cruising.

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Aria river ship.

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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

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No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

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